There is a test that scientists have done to prove logic and problem solving in monkeys. The scientist takes a banana and places it in a large jar with a thin neck. When the monkey walks by the jar it can't help but put it's hand in the jar to get the banana. However, when the monkey tries to pull the banana out of the jar the banana gets stuck and therefor the monkey's hand is stuck in the jar.
Sometimes in life there is so much chaos it is hard to see the big picture. We are constantly cleaning, cooking, running errands, playing, eating, taking the kids somewhere, telling the kids something, giving baths, reading books, having tea parties and still there are only 24 hours in the day. Yet for some reason we are all that monkey, trying to make it all happen and refusing to let go of the banana.
What is really important? That our houses are perfectly clean, our kids are perfectly kept, there is a Martha Stewart worthy dinner on the table? The things that are the most important in life are Love, Family, and Faith. With these things in our lives we will never be lonely, always have someone to talk to and listen, we will always have someone to hug and kiss us goodnight. I am just encouraging all of us to take a moment to look at our lives and realize that we are not perfect, we cannot do everything, and we just need to LET GO OF THE BANANA.
I love you all and hope that whatever burdens you are bearing you know that I am here to help you lift them off your always aching backs!